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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.


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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, old English, poetry, hero, Grendel, Dane
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of "The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Volume 01", by Anonymous, translated by Dr. Jonathan Scott. The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife's infidelity executes her and then declares all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Scheherazade agrees to marry him and each night, beginning on the night of their marriage, she tells the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, English, Arabian, myths, Alladin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, 1001
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of English as She is Wrote, by Anonymous. Read by TriciaG. "...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. Sections of the work: How she is wrote by the Inaccurate, By Advertisers and on Sign-boards, For Epitaphs, By Correspondents, By the Effusive, How she can be oddly wrote, and By the Untutored. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information,...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, language, English, grammar, humor
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Cloud of Unknowing, by Anonymous. Read by David Barnes. The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, religion, Christianity, Christian mysticism, mediaeval
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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LibriVox recording of The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 02 translated by Richard Burton. This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under...
Topics: librivox, literature, fairy tales, Shahrazad, 1001 nights
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of A Catechism of Familiar Things. This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman, who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges. Recent inventions and improvements are described in a simple, popular style, so as to be easily understood by all, and short notices are given of prominent inventors and scientists. The...
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Topics: science, Christian, librivox, audiobook, textbook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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LibriVox recording of The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume Three, translated by Richard Burton. This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together...
Topics: librivox, audio book, legend, arabian nights, Scheherazade
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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LibriVox recording of The Real Mother Goose. Read by Allyson Hester. A heartwarming collection of nursery rhymes that will take you back to your childhood! (Summary by Allyson Hester) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B audio book (54mb)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, nursery rhymes, mother goose
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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Librivox recording of Child's New Story Book read by Sibella Denton. Short and sweet stories for children. (Summary by Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (5MB)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Short story, children
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous - Translated by Richard Francis Burton
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LibriVox recording of The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5, by Anonymous - Translated by Richard Francis Burton. This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, the book of a thousand nights and one night, 1001 nights, Burton,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous, illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke
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Librivox recording of Ring o' Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book, illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke. Read by Larysa Jaworski A collection of Classical children's nursery rhymes. Many familiar, a few unfamiliar, all simple and easy for younger children. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B format available
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, children, nursery rhymes
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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Librivox recording of Tiny Story Book by Anonymous read by Sibella Denton. Short and sweet stories for children. (Summary by Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org M4B audio book (7mb)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Short story, children
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Broken Vase and Other Stories; for Children and Youth, by Anonymous. The Broken Vase and Other Stories; for Children and Youth, Compiled by a Teacher (Summary by Frontspiece) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (26MB)
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, poetry, adventure, advice, children, fiction, humor, instruction,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Curtezan Unmasked, by Anonymous. Read by Denny Sayers. "The Curtezan unmasked or, the Whoredomes of Jezebel Painted to the Life: With Antidotes against them, or Heavenly Julips to cool Men in the Fever of Lust" is a fire-and-brimstone polemic by "A Spiritual Physician" to persuade young men not to succumb to harlotry and its accompanying perils. (Introduction by Denny Sayers) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, morality, morals, harlotry, purity, lust
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text